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Logistics Analysts

Logistics Analysts

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Logistics Analysts

What's it like?

Analyze product delivery or supply chain processes to identify or recommend changes. May manage route activity including invoicing, electronic bills, and shipment tracing.

Working conditions

Tasks

  1. Maintain databases of logistics information.
  2. Remotely monitor the flow of vehicles or inventory, using Web-based logistics information systems to track vehicles or containers.
  3. Communicate with or monitor service providers, such as ocean carriers, air freight forwarders, global consolidators, customs brokers, or trucking companies
  4. Track product flow from origin to final delivery.
  5. Interpret data on logistics elements, such as availability, maintainability, reliability, supply chain management, strategic sourcing or distribution, supplier management, or transportation.
  6. Recommend improvements to existing or planned logistics processes.
  7. Apply analytic methods or tools to understand, predict, or control logistics operations or processes.
  8. Prepare reports on logistics performance measures.
  9. Enter logistics-related data into databases.
  10. Provide ongoing analyses in areas such as transportation costs, parts procurement, back orders, or delivery processes.
  11. Analyze logistics data, using methods such as data mining, data modeling, or cost or benefit analysis.
  12. Monitor inventory transactions at warehouse facilities to assess receiving, storage, shipping, or inventory integrity.
  13. Maintain logistics records in accordance with corporate policies.
  14. Contact carriers for rates or schedules.
  15. Manage systems to ensure that pricing structures adequately reflect logistics costing.
  16. Confer with logistics management teams to determine ways to optimize service levels, maintain supply-chain efficiency, or minimize cost.
  17. Compute reporting metrics, such as on-time delivery rates, order fulfillment rates, or inventory turns.
  18. Identify opportunities for inventory reductions.
  19. Review procedures, such as distribution or inventory management, to ensure maximum efficiency or minimum cost.
  20. Develop or maintain models for logistics uses, such as cost estimating or demand forecasting.
  21. Monitor industry standards, trends, or practices to identify developments in logistics planning or execution.
  22. Write or revise standard operating procedures for logistics processes.
  23. Reorganize shipping schedules to consolidate loads, maximize vehicle usage, or limit the movement of empty vehicles or containers.
  24. Contact potential vendors to determine material availability.
  25. Develop or maintain payment systems to ensure accuracy of vendor payments.
  26. Develop or maintain freight rate databases for use by supply chain departments to determine the most economical modes of transportation.
  27. Route or reroute drivers in real time with remote route navigation software, satellite linkup systems, or global positioning systems (GPS) to improve operational efficiencies.

Top Skills

  • Reading Comprehension.
  • Instructing.
  • Writing.
  • Active Listening.
  • Critical Thinking.
  • Persuasion.
  • Learning Strategies.
  • Monitoring.
  • Judgment and Decision Making.
  • Complex Problem Solving.
  • Service Orientation.
  • Time Management.
  • Coordination.
  • Management of Personnel Resources.
  • System analysis.
  • System evaluation.
  • Mathematics.

Programs

Bachelor degree in Operations Management , Business Administration,

Average Salary‚Äč

7516/ Month

Career Pathway

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